Hopefully someone will learn from my idiotic mistake. Purchased a 1995 Infiniti Q45a in 2005 with 90,000 miles on it. Low miles for the year. Carfax checked out clean. Paid $5200.
Took the car to our local mechanic for a once over, and discovered the suspension was bad and there was leaky head gasket that was so severe the oil was pouring out of it. Was told they could not fix it, had to be done by a dealer. Took it to Infiniti dealership the next day. Was informed the suspension needed replaced to the tune of $5500 for parts ONLY. The gasket replacement was in the neighborhood of $2000. We were looking at spending $7500 to fix a car we had just bought a week prior, and that was BEFORE labor costs.
This car only had 90,000 miles on it, and was driven by a female doctor who put less than 11,000 miles on it annually. Not only should the car have broken like this, but the cost to repair is just plain ludicrous.
Don't make the mistake I did. Don't buy an Infiniti, especially a used one. It's like emptying your bank account and flushing every last dime down the drain. Supposedly they are fairly reliable cars, but when they do break down, the repair costs can be far more than the car is worth.